Theatre

‘Waiting for Godot’: Absurdity, time and ‘entertainment’

‘Waiting for Godot’: Absurdity, time and ‘entertainment’

An air of the eerily bizarre hangs upon the stage with the beginning of Gare St. Lazare Players’ version of Waiting for Godot. Estragon (“Gogo”) fumbles with his too-tight boot, squatting in a divot of the monolithic stone disc that makes up the main area of the set. Vladimir (“Didi”), a vampiric figure in a black suit and a bowler hat, […]

INTERVIEW: Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

INTERVIEW: Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Canadian comedian Colin Mochrie is best known for being a member of the seminal improvisation television program Whose Line Is It Anyway? The show was a hit in Britain, where Colin Mochrie first joined the cast. He later moved across the Atlantic to the American version of the show in 1998 and stayed with the ensemble until 2007. Whose Line fueled […]

Shrek the Musical: From swamp, to stage, to silver screen

Once upon a time, David Lindsay-Abaire won a Pulitzer. What he did after that makes him either the most versatile or the most insane writer working today: He put Shrek on a stage. Now, three years after its departure from Broadway, Shrek the Musical can finally take a seat beside its big-screen brothers in a newly released video recording of […]

Dance Showcase 2013 shines spotlight on BU talent

The Boston University Dance Theater was full of movement Friday and Saturday when BU’s dance program held its Dance Showcase 2013 at the Buick Street theater. The showcase included 10 pieces, four of which were premieres. It featured the work of several experienced choreographers and dancers, some of whom were resident faculty, and others who were guests of the university, including improvisers Jeremy Finch, […]

LBJ play brilliantly dares Americans to go ‘All The Way’

LBJ play brilliantly dares Americans to go ‘All The Way’

Winston Churchill famously grieved that “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Indeed, malice and stagnation have marked Washington “democracy” since its inception, but in recent years, the complexity of politics has bored Americans to apathy. In a mess of sequester, chemical weapons and tax law, Americans prefer to leave big decisions to the big […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “returns” to Boston in a play

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “returns” to Boston in a play

Fifty years on, after circumnavigating the marble columns of the Lincoln Memorial, diffusing the sticky humidity of Montgomery and fortifying the granite foundation of Marsh Chapel, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reverberate just as loud as ever. Arguably the most iconic orator in modern history, King, his speeches and his ideologies still resonate within millions, as made […]

REVIEW: The Glass Menagerie: A Brilliant Memory

For some, memories can bring about positive thoughts. But for Tom Wingfield, one of the main characters in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, memories act as cannonballs strapped to his ankles as he strives to advance in life. The American Repertory Theatre’s The Glass Menagerie fed its audience with an abundance of profound symbolism. Viewers left the Loeb Drama Centre with thematic questions lingering in […]

‘Mythos:Pathos’ premiers for one-night-only performance at Oberon

“Mythos:Pathos” one-night-only performance on Thursday night marks the end of the Luminarium Dance Company’s newest full-length production. Mount Holyoke College alumnae Merli Guerra and Kimberleigh Holman designed and choreographed the production, which incorporates visually intriguing lighting effects. “Light is projected from the inside out rather than illuminating dancers with traditional stage lighting,” Holman said. This new concept of the Luminarium […]

Review: Boston Ballet’s Fall Program

Review: Boston Ballet’s Fall Program

The Boston Ballet’s Fall Program at the Boston Opera House, which opened Thursday Oct. 25, presents a blend of contemporary and classical dance styles in a way that manages to evoke nostalgia, yet in a new, exciting way. The Fall Program starts out with the jaunty “Rooster.” Choreographed by Christopher Bruce in 1991 and set to music by The Rolling […]

Interview: Director Judy Braha previews “Camille”

Interview: Director Judy Braha previews “Camille”

As a part of this year’s Fall Fringe Festival, Boston University’s College of Fine Arts presents “Camille,” a modern interpretation of an Alexandre Dumas novel about a doomed love affair. Director Judy Braha sat down with MUSE to talk about playwright Pam Gems’ inspiration, a “roller coaster ride” of a script and the research-intensive, dynamic rehearsal process.   Karolyne Ridgill: […]